Lakeith Stanfield Praises Black Women, Immediately Draws Criticism From Keyboard Warriors
"The most beautiful beings I've ever seen," his post read.
Atlanta's Lakeith Stanfield has been tapped as one of the coolest actors of this year. The 27-year-old thespian has long been a vocal celebrator all things Black Girl Magic, and this week he took another opportunity to celebrate melanin via social media.
On an Instagram post to his more than 31,000 followers, the Get Out star dedicated a post of a viral photo featuring famed actress Jada Pinkett Smith posing alongside her mother and daughter Willow.
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Under the image, Stanfield wrote, "The most beautiful being beings I've ever seen. Black women." An emoji of a single rose and the sun followed his remarks.
The post garnered over 33,000 likes with several comments praising the actor for his support.
"Definitely the most mesmerizing crowd," one fan wrote.
"Thank you so much for the love, King," saluted another.
A simple "Hell yeah" with a melanized thumbs-up symbol was someone else's response.
While most of the comments were in support of his statement, there were the usual keyboard warriors who took the time to ask, "WhAt AbOuT uS?!?!"
"Thank you for the white womans...." one remark read.
A faceless profile chastised his choice of subjects, writing "Could've picked some different women but OK."
And one completely missed the point, taking his compliment of the Red Table Talk hosts and using it as a vehicle to pit Black and white women against each other.
"White women are more attractive. I SAID WHAT I SAID." Then they questioned, "Is that racist?"
This isn't the first time that Stanfield has praised the presence of Black queens. Last year, he recounted a moment where he quickly corrected his driver when he mistakenly thought he could bond with the actor by belittling Black women in his presence.
"Some dude, one of the drivers who takes us from point A to point B on this project that I’m working on, and he's like, 'Yo, black women they’re the hardest to deal with, man. They're the most f****d-up version of a woman you could have,'" Stanfield said.
His response was iconic.
"I said, 'Whoa, whoa, wait, you talking to the wrong person, man, because as far as I'm concerned, it's the most beautiful aspect of Black woman is that they’ve been through the most s**t you could go through in this country. You know what I mean?" Stanfield recalled.
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